Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One of the best investments I've ever made was my $29.99 Panini maker from Target! You can find these wonderful little machines just about anywhere now. Even if you don't have one, you can still make this wonderful sandwich in a skillet. It's even better if you have a heavy skillet to place on top of the sandwich while it's cooking :) Hope you all enjoy this special little sandwich as much as I do :)

Grilled Chicken Caprese Panini

For 2 sandwiches:

12 thin slices grilled chicken

6 fresh basil leaves, washed and patted dry

6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese

6 slices tomato

2 tablespoons pesto, optional

Olive oil

4 slices Ciabatta Bread, sliced

I cook so much grilled chicken and always have leftovers.  This is a fantastic way to use up that leftover chicken!  Place 6 slices of the grilled chicken on one side of the bread.  Spread 1 tablespoon pesto (optional) on the other side of the bread.  Place 3 slices tomato on top of chicken, then 3 basil leaves, then 3 slices fresh mozzarella.  Place the other piece of bread with pesto on top of bread with chicken, basil, tomato and cheese.  Drizzle one side of bread with olive oil.  Place olive oil side down onto the Panini maker and drizzle olive oil on the upright side.  Close the Panini maker and toast for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.  If you don’t have a Panini maker, you can certainly make these in a skillet like you would a grilled cheese J  Enjoy!

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